loaves and fishesFor at least a year now, I've found myself losing respect for (and interest in) the New York Times, while my respect for the Washington Post has grown nearly by the day.
Today's endorsement of John Kerry in the Post seems to me to confirm that judgement. It's pitch perfect, and moves past the partisan shrillness of the day to calmly note Bush's considerable successes. It also nails Bush's more considerable failures, takes keen measure of John Kerry as a less-than-impressive candidate, and comes down to a very careful balancing of the two. In an atmosphere of mindless shrillness, the Post has performed a bit of a miracle.
I won't quote from the editorial, or excerpt it, since it's more impressive by far when taken as a whole. Take a minute and read it; if you haven't already done so, you'll have to complete the Post's mildly irritating free registration process.